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The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our state, covering all or part of six counties in eastern and southeastern Washington. Its many attractive features include some of the finest agricultural land in the United States, an outstanding public university and an inviting, primarily rural lifestyle. I am honored to represent the Ninth District at our Capitol for a 23rd consecutive year.

I am committed to providing Ninth District residents with accessible, responsible representation, and making sure the generations which follow ours – like our two children and three grandchildren – have opportunities to prosper which are at least equal to what we have enjoyed. That means working for fiscal stability, through sustainable budgeting and reasonable taxation, and sensible policies.

My particular interests as a lawmaker are, not surprisingly, agriculture and our state budget.

Again, thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7620.

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Senate majority reacts to report detailing economic impact of Hirst
Senate majority reacts to report detailing economic impact of Hirst
  Water-rights decision could have disastrous consequences for Washington families, workers     OLYMPIA…The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus shared the following statement in response to a report released today by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) detailing the statewide economic impact of the Hirst water-rights decision.   Some of...
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Majority leader welcomes temporary Senator Braun – Marlo, not John Majority leader welcomes temporary Senator Braun – Marlo, not John
Sen. John Braun’s wife appointed to fill in while he serves his country in U.S. Navy Reserve OLYMPIA…Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement welcoming Sen. Marlo Braun, R-Centralia, wife of Sen. John Braun, following her temporary appointment today as senator for the 20th Legislative District. The new senator takes...
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Senate majority leader: Inslee veto goes against working families, family businesses, Boeing Senate majority leader: Inslee veto goes against working families, family businesses, Boeing
OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto today of legislation that would have led to a flat business-tax rate for manufacturers across Washington. “The governor’s decision is extremely disappointing, and so is his suggestion that no one from his office was...
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2017-19 budget a ‘win’ for hardworking taxpayers
2017-19 budget a ‘win’ for hardworking taxpayers
Operating budget passes Senate 39–10, heads to House and then to governor for signature   OLYMPIA…Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued the following statement about the Senate’s passage today of a 2017-19 operating budget, which makes historic investments in K-12 education in Washington.   The budget received a strongly...
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